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[image]Mount Baker, Washington--a Hazardous Beauty: Image of the Day - NASA -- Astronaut photographs eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS008&roll=E&frame=15491 ISS008-E-15491 and eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS008&roll=E&frame=15493 ISS008-E-15493 and were acquired February 12, 2004, with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with 80- and 400-mm lenses (respectively), and are provided by the Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The spaceflight.nasa.gov/ International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
The Cascade Range is an arc of volcanoes that extends from southwestern British Columbia to northern California. One of the six major composite volcanoes (formed by alternating layers of extruded lava and compacted ash) is Mount Baker in northern Washington. Close to the Canadian border, Mount Baker is about 85 miles north-northeast of Seattle and 65 miles southeast of Vancouver, British Columbia. This beautiful, snow-capped peak dominates the skyline from Bellingham, Washington to Vancouver, an...
Keywords: What -- Columbia; What -- Crater; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- California; Where -- Washington; Where -- Vancouver
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[image]William Smith's Geological Map of England: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
Before the late eighteenth century, residents of England didn't necessarily take much interest in the rocks under their feet. The arrival of the Industrial Revolution, however, drew the attention of the country's entrepreneurs downward. England's industrialists began plunging deep underground for coal -- the fossilized remains of ancient swamps -- and carving canals across the countryside to transport it efficiently...
Keywords: What -- GRASP
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[image]Work Is a Spacewalk - NASA
During the STS-131 mission's first spacewalk, astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson (out of frame) moved a new 1,700-pound ammonia tank from space shuttle Discovery's cargo bay to a temporary parking place on the station, retrieved an experiment from the Japanese Kibo Laboratory exposed facility and replaced a Rate Gyro Assembly on one of the truss segments. Image Credit: NASA
Keywords: Who -- Rick Mastracchio; Who -- Clayton Anderson; What -- STS-131; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
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[image]Phytoplankton Bloom off Namibia: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
A flash of blue and green lit the waters off Namibia in early November 2007 as a phytoplankton bloom grew and faded in the Atlantic Ocean. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured this photo-like image on November 8, 2007. The bloom stretches from north to south along hundreds of kilometers, though it is brightest in the center of this image...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Namibia; Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Downloads: 10
[image]Icy Triton - NASA
Taken in 1989 by Voyager 2 during its flyby of the Neptune system, this is a global color mosaic of Triton. The color was synthesized by combining high-resolution images taken through orange, violet and ultraviolet filters; these images were displayed as red, green, and blue images and combined to create this color version. With a radius about 22 percent smaller than Earth's moon, Triton is the largest satellite of Neptune and is one of the few bodies in the solar system known to have a nitrogen...
Keywords: What -- Voyager 2; What -- Neptune; What -- Moon; What -- Earth; What -- Titan; What -- Polar; Where -- Triton
Downloads: 40
[image]Lena River Delta, Russia: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and the U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team.
After a 4,400-kilometer (2,734-mile) journey north from the mountains of south-central Russia, the Lena River fractures into myriad streams that fan out across the tundra and empty into the Arctic Ocean via the Laptev Sea. Its far northern location keeps the Lena River Delta frozen for as long as seven months of the year, but during the short summer, it thaws into a wetland of tremendous ecological importance...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS); Where -- Russia; Where -- Arctic Ocean; Where -- Laptev Sea
Downloads: 14
[image]Plume from Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team. Thanks to Greg Vaughan, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for image interpretation.
In early September 2007, Tanzania's Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano erupted, sending a cloud of ash into the atmosphere. On September 4, 2007, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov (ASTER) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite captured this image of the volcano sending a plume of ash and steam southward. The volcanic plume appears pale blue-gray, distinct near the summit, and growing more diffuse to the south...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- FAST; What -- Crater; What -- Earth; Where -- Tanzania
Downloads: 18
[image]Tropical Cyclone Favio: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.
Category 4-strength Cyclone Favio was closing the gap between Madagascar and mainland Africa on February 21, 2007, preparing to strike Mozambique in coming days. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite shows Favio stretched across the Mozambique Channel at 9:35 a.m. (local time) Wednesday morning. The outermost bands of clouds on the western side of the storm were already brushing the coast of Inhamban...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- Madagascar; Where -- Mozambique Channel; Where -- Mozambique
Downloads: 5
[image]Guanaja Island, Honduras: Image of the Day - NASA -- Astronaut photograph eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS014&roll=E&frame=15767 ISS014-E-15767 was acquired March 1, 2007, with a Kodak 760C digital camera using a 400 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. The spaceflight.nasa.gov/home/index.html International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
Guanaja Island is located in the western Caribbean, approximately 60 kilometers (about 37 miles) north of mainland Honduras. The island is near the western edge of the Cayman Ridge, a topographic feature made of rock types that indicate ancient volcanic islands, sedimentary layers, and ocean crust. The ridge resulted from tectonic interactions between the North American, South American, and Caribbean Plates...
Keywords: Where -- Honduras
Downloads: 34
[image]A Ghost Remains - NASA
This composite image shows a small region of the Chandra Deep Field North. The diffuse blue object near the center of the image is believed to be a cosmic...
Keywords: NASA Image of the Day (Large)
Downloads: 96
[image]Burn Scar Near Fort Carson, Colorado: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
A fast-moving brushfire raced across the Colorado landscape near Fort Carson in mid-April. The blaze forced evacuations in the area and took more than a week -- which included a beneficial snow storm -- to contain. The fire scorched more than 9,000 acres according to news reports, and a pilot lost his life while helping to fight the fire. This image of the area burned by the fire was captured by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ (ASTER) on ...
Keywords: What -- FAST; What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Colorado
Downloads: 9
[image]Dust Obscures Liaoning Province, China: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov/ MISR Team.
This pair of Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer images, acquired 16 days apart, covers the Liaoning region of China and parts of northern and western Korea. They contrast a relatively clear day (March 23, 2002) with one in which the skies were extremely dusty (April 8, 2002). In the later view (right-hand image), the dust obscures most of the surface, although the Liaodong peninsula extending between the Bo Hai Sea and Korea Bay is faintly visible at the lower left...
Keywords: Where -- China; Where -- Korea; Where -- Mongolia; Where -- Colorado
Downloads: 5
[image]Floods in Indiana, Illinois: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14880 Heavy rains in early June 2008 soaked the U.S. Midwest, leaving swollen rivers in their wake. By June 8, 2008, the National Weather Service had issued flood warnings for numerous counties throughout Indiana and Illinois. The lower Wabash, White, and East Fork White watersheds had all been affected by the deluge, according to National Weather Service bulletins, and streamflow gauges on parts of the White and East Fork ...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; What -- Visible Light; Where -- Indiana; Where -- Illinois
Downloads: 7
[image]Ghostly Encounter - NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
The surface of Saturn's moon Dione is rendered in crisp detail against a hazy, ghostly Titan. Visible in this image are hints of atmospheric banding around Titan's north pole. The image was taken in visible blue light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on April 10, 2010. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.8 million kilometers 1.1 million miles from Dione and 2.7 million kilometers 1.7 million miles from Titan...
Keywords: What -- Moon; What -- Dione; What -- Titan; What -- Cassini
Downloads: 71
[image]Impact of Polluted Skies on Clouds and Climate: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA images by Robert Simmon and Jesse Allen, based on data provided by the modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS team.
Few parts of Earth's climate system have such chameleon-like effects as the tiny airborne particles known as aerosols. The effect of aerosols on clouds has seemed especially paradoxical. Some observations have shown cloud cover increasing as aerosols increased, while other observations showed cloud cover decreasing as aerosols increased. New research from NASA scientists has finally zeroed in on when aerosols increase clouds and when they decrease clouds...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Aqua; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- Israel
Downloads: 19
[image]Fires in Northern Mexico: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
Thick plumes of smoke wafted west over the Pacific Ocean on powerful winds on November 19, 2005. The smoke was pouring from wildfires, marked with red boxes, burning just south of Tijuana, Mexico. Fire is a natural part of the ecosystem in the shrub lands of northern Baja California, particularly in the fall, when hot, dry Santa Ana winds blow from the east. The winds sweep dry air from the Sonora Desert of northern Mexico, Arizona, and New Mexico out over the Pacific Ocean...
Keywords: What -- FAST; What -- Aqua; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- California; Where -- Arizona; Where -- New Mexico; Where -- United States of America
Downloads: 11
[image]Hundreds of Fires in Bolivia: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image courtesy the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center
Hundreds, possibly thousands of fires (locations marked in red) were burning in South America when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite passed overhead on September 25, 2007, and captured this image. The most intense fire activity was in Bolivia, where fires are concentrated in the Santa Cruz Department, in the southeastern part of the country...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Bolivia; Where -- Santa Cruz; Where -- Paraguay; Where -- Brazil; Where -- Argentina
Downloads: 15
[image]Chambeshi River Floods, Zambia: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA images courtesy the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
Zambia's Chambeshi River had been transformed from a barely visible line to a broad lake more than 20 kilometers wide when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured the top image on February 6, 2007. Many rivers in southern Africa, including the earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14110 Zambezi , pushed over their banks in early 2007 under the onslaught of an exceptionally...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Zambia
Downloads: 7
[image]LRO and LCROSS Launch on Lunar Journey - Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance
An United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off with NASA's LRO/LRCOSS mission from Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 5:32 p.m. EDT on June 18, 2009. The mission is expected to relay more information about the lunar environment than any other previous mission to the moon. Image Credit: Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance
Keywords: What -- Atlas; What -- Moon
Downloads: 93
[image]Lake Naivasha, Kenya: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
Outside the ground is frozen, quite possibly covered in snow and ice, and yet, stroll through a supermarket in North America or Europe in February, and you'll be confronted with large displays of roses. We expect flowers in winter, and equatorial countries meet those expectations. A quarter of the cut flowers sold in Europe are grown in Kenya. Straddling the equator, Kenya gets steady sunlight dealt out in days that vary little in length...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Kenya
Downloads: 13
[image]King of All He Surveys - NASA
Sitting majestically atop a utility pole at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a bald eagle is king of all he surveys. Kennedy co-exists with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which provides a habitat for 330 species of birds including bald eagles. A variety of other wildlife--117 kinds of fish, 65 types of amphibians and reptiles, 31 different mammals, and 1,045 species of plants--also inhabit the refuge...
Keywords: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
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[image]Porto Primavera Reservoir, Brazil: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
Brazil's Porto Primavera Dam sits on the Parana River, 28 kilometers (17 miles) upstream from the confluence of the Paranapanema and Parana Rivers. Constructed to provide hydroelectricity, this dam created the Porto Primavera Reservoir, which was filled in two stages in December 1998 and March 2001. NASA's Landsat satellite captured these images before and after the dam began filling Porto Primavera Reservoir...
Keywords: What -- Landsat 5; What -- Landsat 7; What -- Earth; What -- Landsat; Where -- Brazil; Where -- United States of America
Downloads: 13
[image]A Parting Look - NASA
The STS-125 crew took a final look at the Hubble Space Telescope on May 19, 2009, prior to the telescopes' release following a full week's work. Atlantis'...
Keywords: NASA Image of the Day; What -- STS-125; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Atlantis
Downloads: 68
[image]Jupiter Spacecraft Nearing Completion - NASA
NASA's fully assembled Juno spacecraft is currently undergoing testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems near Denver. Technicians are inspecting some of the spacecraft's components. All three solar array wings can be seen installed and stowed, and the spacecraft's large high-gain antenna in place on top. Juno is scheduled to ship from Lockheed Martin's facility to Kennedy Space Center in April, where it will undergo final preparations for launch in August 2011...
Keywords: What -- Jupiter; Where -- Denver; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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[image]Opportunity's Empty Nest - NASA
This image taken by the panoramic camera aboard the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's empty lander, the Challenger Memorial Station, at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The image was acquired on the rover's 24 sol, or Martian day. Time. This mosaic image consists of 12 color images acquired with the camera's red, green and blue filters. The color balance has been set to approximate the colors that a human eye would see...
Keywords: What -- Panoramic Camera; What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER); What -- Opportunity; What -- Challenger; What -- Mars
Downloads: 57
[image]Super Typhoon Wipha: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.
Super Typhoon Wipha was approaching the coast of China on the afternoon of September 18, 2007, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured this photo-like image. At the time (12:40 p.m. local time, 4:40 UTC), Wipha had winds between 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour or 135 knots) and 240 km/hr (150 mph or 130 knots), making it a strong www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml Category 4 storm and a Super ...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- China; Where -- Taiwan; Where -- Philippines
Downloads: 17
[image]Small Tropical Cyclones Contribute More to Annual Rainfall: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
Extreme to exceptional drought reigned over the southeastern United States as 2007 drew to a close. The year also saw a paucity of tropical cyclones-tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes-that normally drench parts of the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf Coast. Tropical cyclones don't just strike a single location. They can come ashore over a wide swath of shoreline and move inland, laying down heavy rain over hundreds of kilometers...
Keywords: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM); Where -- United States of America; Where -- Georgia; Where -- Atlantic Ocean; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 9
[image]Dust Plumes off Libya: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
Two-toned dust plumes blew northward off the coast of Libya on October 26, 2007, as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite took this picture. While plumes in the west are beige, reminiscent of the Sahara's sands, the plumes in the east are distinctly darker. The differences in color can be traced to the plumes's varied origins...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Libya; Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Downloads: 11
[image]Floods on the Lena River: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA images created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS Rapid Response team.
In the span of three weeks, spring crept over the Siberian landscape surrounding the northern half of the Lena River. Many of the rivers in Earth's temperate zones run high in the spring when melting snow and spring rain flood river basins. On the Lena River, however, spring flooding is almost inevitable for another reason: ice. Like other north-flowing rivers, the upper reaches of the Lena melt before their downstream counterparts...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Visible Light; What -- Earth
Downloads: 13
[image]Erebus Ice Tongue: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courstesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.
The Erebus glacier in Antarctica comes down from Mt. Erebus and protrudes off the coast of Ross Island, forming an 11-12 km long ice tongue -- a long and narrow sheet of ice projecting out from the coastline. The Erebus Ice Tongue is the serrated, blue-rimmed ''knife'' extending toward image center from the upper right out into snow- and ice-covered McMurdo Sound. Beneath the smooth white expanse is the Southern Ocean...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Dawn
Downloads: 8
[image]Seeing Red - NASA
This image by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a dramatic view of the spiral galaxy M51, dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy. Seen in near-infrared light, most of the starlight has been removed, revealing the Whirlpool's skeletal dust structure. This new image is the sharpest view of the dense dust in M51. The narrow lanes of dust revealed by Hubble reflect the galaxy's moniker, the Whirlpool Galaxy, as if they were swirling toward the galaxy's core...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); Where -- M51; Where -- Whirlpool Galaxy
Downloads: 63
[image]Smoke Plume Over Eastern Canada: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.
In late May, a massive smoke plume hundreds of kilometers across blew eastward over New Brunswick toward the Atlantic Ocean. On May 26, 2007, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite captured this image at 11:40 a.m. local time. By the time MODIS took this picture, the smoke appeared to have completely detached itself from the source, a large fire burning in southwestern Quebec, beyond the western edge of this image...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Atlantic Ocean; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Canada
Downloads: 6
[image]Bear Glacier, Gulf of Alaska: Image of the Day - NASA -- IKONOS satellite image courtesy GeoEye. Image interpretation courtesy Ted Scambos, National Snow and Ice Data Center; and Tad Pfeffer, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.
Although they move slowly, glaciers do move, and this movement alters the ice as it passes over land. Likewise, a moving glacier can carry with it evidence of geologic events it has witnessed. The Bear Glacier in the Kenai Peninsula along the Gulf of Alaska bears multiple clues about its past. The IKONOS satellite took this picture on August 8, 2005, capturing the glacier emptying into a nearby lake...
Keywords: Where -- Gulf of Alaska; Where -- Alaska
Downloads: 13
[image]Fires Across the Central Siberian Plateau: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.
Forest fires were burning across a broad swath of the Central Siberian Plateau on July 24, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this image. Places where the sensor detected actively burning fires are marked in red. A shroud of smoke spreads over thousands of square kilometers of Russia...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Russia; Where -- Arctic Ocean; Where -- United States of America; Where -- California; Where -- New Mexico; Where -- Texas
Downloads: 7
[image]Chorabari Glacier, India: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
For much of their water needs, South Asia's residents -- numbering roughly a billion -- rely on thousands of glaciers nestled in the Himalaya. The glaciers feed major rivers such as the Ganges, and one such glacier is Chorabari Glacier in India. Situated between the Kedarnath summit to the north and the town of Kedarnath to the south, this glacier produces a vigorous stream that eventually merges with the Ganges River...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- New York
Downloads: 19
[image]Crew Impact Attenuation Testing - NASA/Sean Smith
A successful test of the Orion crew module's energy absorbing strut concept, was performed June 9, 2009, at the Landing and Impact Research Facility, also known as the gantry. The 20,000-pound (9,072 kg) apparatus, called the Crew Impact Attenuation System Test Article, represents the Orion crew module seat pallet that will accommodate 4-6 astronauts. The test article was dropped from 18-feet (5.5 m) onto crushable honeycomb material, which is sized to represent various landing conditions Orion ...
Keywords: What -- Orion
Downloads: 98
[image]Launched on the Fourth of July - NASA
Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew launched at 2:38 p.m. EDT on July 4, 2006 to begin their journey to the International Space Station during the STS-121 mission. The shuttle made history as it was the first human-occupied spacecraft to launch on Independence Day. During the 12-day mission, the crew tested new equipment and procedures that increase the safety of the orbiters. It also performed maintenance on the space station and delivered supplies, equipment and a new Expedition ...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- International Space Station (ISS); What -- STS-114
Downloads: 45
[image]Ocean Color in the Gulf of Alaska: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS Rapid Response team.
The winter-white Alaska shoreline provides a vivid contrast to the turquoise swirls in the black waters of the Gulf of Alaska. This burst of color in an otherwise black-and-white scene is caused by sediment, ground into fine powder by mountain glaciers and carried into the Gulf of Alaska through many waterways. The largest contributor of sediment shown in this photo-like image is the Copper River, immediately east of Prince William Sound...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Alaska; Where -- Gulf of Alaska
Downloads: 10
[image]Burn Scar on Santa Catalina Island: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
Although Santa Catalina Island is only about 33 kilometers (20.5 miles) from the Southern California mainland, naturally occurring fire is far less frequent there than in the chaparral and coniferous forests on the mainland. According to the Catalina Island Conservancy (steward for more than 42,000 acres on the 48,000-acre island) only 6 of the 229 fires that have occurred in natural areas on the island in the last century were triggered by lightning...
Keywords: What -- Landsat 5; What -- Earth; Where -- California
Downloads: 11
[image]President Obama Arrives in Florida - NASA
President Barack Obama arrives at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard Air Force One. President Obama is at Kennedy to address the participants of the Conference on the American Space Program for the 21st Century on the new course his administration is charting for NASA and the future of U.S. leadership in human spaceflight. Image Credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller
Keywords: Who -- Barack Obama; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 27
[image]Lava Heats Up Chaiten Caldera : Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
After its initial eruption on May 2, 2008, Chile's Chaiten Volcano earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14815 remained active in the days and weeks that followed, releasing a near-constant plume and blanketing the region in ash. On May 31, 2008, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ (ASTER) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite passed overhead and captured this image...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra
Downloads: 13
[image]Russian Kolka Glacier Collapses: Image of the Day - NASA -- Images by Robert Simmon and Jesse Allen, based on data from the NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team and the modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS Science Team
This pair of false-color images (top) from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite, shows Mt. Kazbek in Southern Russia before and after the recent collapse of the Kolka Glacier. On September 20, a collapse of a hanging glacier from the slope of Mt. Dzhimarai-Khokh onto the Kolka Glacier triggered an avalanche of ice and debris that went over the Maili Glacier terminus then slid more than 15 miles (24 km)...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Russia
Downloads: 13
[image]Tornadoes Strike Northern Wisconsin: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.
A series of tornadoes ripped through the Upper Midwest region of the United States in the evening of June 7, 2007. At least five different tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin, according to the Associated Press, one of which tore through the Bear Paw Resort in northern Wisconsin. Despite dropping as much as fifteen centimeters (six inches) of rain in some places and baseball-size hail in others, authorities were reporting no deaths attributable to the storm system, and only a smattering of injuri...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Wisconsin; Where -- Michigan; Where -- Madison
Downloads: 11
[image]2007 Rainfall Patterns in United States: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
The rainfall pattern across the United States during the first eight months of 2007 is a study in contrasts. Drought dominated both coasts, while the Great Plains states saw far more rain than average. The pattern is illustrated in this rainfall anomaly image, made from data from the near-real-time, Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis (MPA) is based largely on data collected by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Miss...
Keywords: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM); Where -- Montana; Where -- Oregon; Where -- Utah; Where -- California; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- Florida; Where -- Georgia; Where -- Atlanta; Where -- Texas; Where -- Oklahoma; Where -- Idaho
Downloads: 15
[image]Fires in Central Canada: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courtesy of the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS Rapid Response team.
In central Canada, wildfires were spreading thick smoke and forcing evacuations on June 28, 2006. Forest fires, many triggered by lightning, were burning in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this image on June 27. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fire are marked in red...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Canada
Downloads: 17
[image]Sea Ice in the Bering Strait: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
A mosaic of sea ice shifted across the Bering Sea west of Alaska on February 5, 2008. On either side of the Bering Strait (top center), the land was blanketed with snow that highlighted the mountainous terrain. Left of center, the twisting branches of the Yukon River Delta make a gray-brown outline shaped like a tree. In the northern part of the image, the sea ice is composed of a mixture of large and small blocks, while along the southern margin, it becomes so fine that is looks like foam from ...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Bering Sea; Where -- Alaska; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 12
[image]Soyuz Lifts Off - NASA
Carrying Expedition 21 flight engineers Jeffrey Williams and Maxim Suraev, as well as a spaceflight participant, this Soyuz TMA-16 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, on its way to the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Keywords: Who -- Jeffrey Williams; What -- Soyuz TM; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kazakhstan
Downloads: 147
[image]STS-133 Crew Arrives at Kennedy - NASA
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 pose for a photo on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arriving in T-38 jets. From left, are Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew, pilot Eric Boe and Commander Steve Lindsey. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Keywords: Who -- Nicole Stott; Where -- Florida; Who -- Michael Barrat; Who -- Steve Bowen; Who -- Alvin Drew Jr; Who -- Eric Boe; Who -- Steven Lindsey; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-133; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Downloads: 70
[image]Cloud Streets Across Caspian Sea: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
The Caspian Sea and the surrounding landscape were swathed in winter white on January 10, 2008, when this image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite. A thin layer of snow covered the ground in Russia and Kazakhstan; the Volga River and its distributaries were white ribbons; and a rim of solid ice clung to the shoreline...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- Caspian Sea; Where -- Russia; Where -- Kazakhstan; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 9
[image]Great Flood of the Mississippi River, 1993: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA images created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courtesy of the Landsat Project Science Office.
During the first half of 1993, the U.S. Midwest experienced unusually heavy rains. Much of the United States in the upper reaches of the Mississippi River drainage basin received more than 1.5 times their average rainfall in the first six months of the year, and parts of North Dakota, Iowa, and Kansas experienced more than double. The rains often arrived in very intense storms. Floods overwhelmed the elaborate system of dykes and other water control structures in the Mississippi River basin, lea...
Keywords: What -- ST 1; Where -- Illinois; What -- Landsat 5; What -- Atlas; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Mississippi; Where -- North Dakota; Where -- Iowa; Where -- Kansas; Where -- Missouri
Downloads: 16
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